'Chequered past' man avoids jail
A TAGHMON man, who last Tuesday's sitting of Wexford District Court heard has 'turned a fairly significant corner in his life' has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service in lieu of a prison term.
Before the court was Justin Sinnott from 17 New Houses, Taghmon, charged with being drunk in public and using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour on March 9, 2012 at St. Aidan's Green in Clongeen.
The court previously heard that Gardai were in St. Aidan's Green on the date in question when the defendant was very aggressive. He ran from Gardai, got into a fight with his brother and had to be restrained and was later arrested.
The 34-year-old, who has 52 previous convictions, has a 'fairly chequered past' the court heard.
Judge Gerard Haughton ordered that he completes 100 hours of Community Service in lieu of a two month prison sentence for using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour and took the other charge into consideration.